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Home Inspection Reveals Problems on Bank Owned Property

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments


In the past 4 years inspecting foreclosures has gone from about 5% of our business to about 50%.  We used to cringe every time we saw a foreclosure or short sale on thr books to be inspected.  Today it is just business as usual.  The problems with REO’s foreclosures and short sale are that since the maintence has been deferred on these house for quite some time there can be a host of problem.  The roof is something you need to look at real closely if you are considering buying a bank owned property.  Take a look at this one we inspected yesterday.  tree branches, ice storms and hail damage can cause big problems for a roof.  Also the gutters probably have not been cleaned for awhile which can cause water back ups and leaks.  Leaks can but not necesarily lead to mold.  Speaking of mold, if the HVAC system has been off in the house for some time and the air is stagnet the moisture in the air can sweat or condensate.  In certain conditions this can also lead to mol.  There are many many more things that we could talk about when inspecting a back owned property but it will take quite awhile. 

If you are moving to Charlotte NC area and will be in need of a home inspection  please consider Home Inspection Carolina.  They have performed over 24,345 home inspections and have many videos on youtube.  They have over a hundred years of combined home inspection and construction experience.  Home Inspection Carolina will not let you buy the money pit.  They inspect every home as if it were for a family member.  There is a reason Home Inspection Carolina is the best Charlotte home inspector.  They fix the small stuff and use infrared thermal imaging as well as test for Radon in order to give you the most thorough inspection possible.  Call today (704) 542-6574


Preston Sandlin

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